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Italian politicians targeting LGBTQ people to divert attention away from the COVID economy, experts say

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left supports for LGBTQ youth in Italy and elsewhere in Europe thinly stretched – putting thousands of young gay and transgender people at even greater risk.

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World must do more to support democracy in Myanmar: Bob Rae

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Bob Rae says the international community must support the democratic movement in Myanmar as protesters there continue to risk their lives to protest against last month’s military coup.

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Federal government unveils plan to allow communities, industry to earn carbon offset credits

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The federal government announced today that it’s developing a greenhouse gas carbon offset program it says will help to generate new ideas to reduce emissions.

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Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force co-chair explains why she now backs 2nd dose delay

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The co-chair of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force says she’s now “very much in favour” of delaying the second dose of vaccines for shots that must be administered under a two-dose regimen. 

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Spy warrant shortcomings stretch back almost a decade, newly released audit shows

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A newly released audit report shows that difficulties with the judicial warrant process at Canada’s spy agency — an issue that made headlines last summer — stretch back at least nine years.

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The provinces might get their health funding boost — with strings attached

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The premiers’ call for a massive boost in the federal contribution to health care isn’t going anywhere for the time being — but there’s room for a working compromise, once the pandemic has subsided.

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A behind-the-scenes look at why Canada delayed 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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Canada is the only country in the world delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines from three weeks after the first dose to four months, but critics say we are venturing into uncharted scientific waters that may lead to complications down the road.

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Cyber spies fall short on protecting Canadians’ privacy after breaches, says new report

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The foreign signals intelligence agency has put Canadians’ privacy at risk in a growing number of incidents and then falls short in making sure that information is contained, says a newly published report from the intelligence watchdog.

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Acting chief of the defence staff addresses ‘beyond troubling’ culture in Canada’s military

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Acting chief of the defence staff Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre says elements of Canada’s military culture “need, must and will change,” as two of the country’s former military leaders face misconduct allegations.

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Canada to take COVAX vaccines, won’t share doses until every Canadian is inoculated: Anand

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Canada will take its share of vaccine doses from the internationally funded COVAX initiative and will not give any doses to other countries until all Canadians are vaccinated, said Procurement Minister Anita Anand.